We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fun family outing”

Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Nature, geology and history come to life on the trails around Santa Fe with Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing. Alpine trails to high desert canyons are our specialty.
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fun family outing”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Our family of 4 had a great time on our snowshoe outing organized by Karen and guided by Larry. Karen had contacted us the week before we came that snow conditions weren't too good and we might want to hike instead, or cancel with no obligation if it didn't snow. However, the day before our outing we skied in 17" of new snow at Ski Santa Fe so we knew that showshoeing was a go. Larry met us at our condo to get things fitted before stepping out into the cold snowy morning, and drove us up the mountain in his car, too. He had plenty of snacks and a thermos of hot chocolate, and well as hand warmers if needed. My wife and I had snowshoed once and the boys never had, but their youthful fitness had them leading before long. Larry did an excellent job of pacing to keep us moving without getting too winded, either. The woods were beautiful, and Larry knew enough to answer all our questions without overwhelming us with information. We had a great time!

Visited February 2014
1 Thank farmerl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

158 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Had a really lovely day out with Karen - she was flexible and really pleasant and very informed. Perfect day - highly recommended!

Visited January 2014
Thank david F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Amazing snow shoe expedition!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Our group of 5 just went on a beautifully planned & executed snowshoe expedition! Karen is extremely organized & prompt in emails and information. She asked for all the information to be able to have the snow shoes, snacks, etc. that were needed for our group. None of us had every snowshoed before & we all very much enjoyed this experience. Our guide, Larry Glover, gave us a lesson & instructions on putting on our snow shoes & off we went for a beautiful trip through nature.
We could not have asked for a more lovely, fun morning. We are still talking about what great fun this was! Thank you Karen & Larry for such a great experience!!

Visited February 2014
Thank Trip Advisor from Dallas, TX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was a surprising morning ! We thought we were just going for a morning hike . It was a wonderful combination of exercise, local history , biology and personal soul searching !
The guides were brilliant, warm and entertaining. I would highly recommend this method over just hiking on your own. You will miss the overall picture of the area ! My son and college friends will be there in May and I am going to suggest they do the same excursion !
Thanks !!

Visited January 2014
Thank rudyrosy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HikingSantaFe, Owner at Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Thank you so much rudyrosy! Although there wasn't enough snow for the snowshoeing trip you requested, we're really glad you enjoyed your hiking outing instead. There are some wonderful hiking spots which we love and are happy to share with great guests like you!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“A great day outdoors!”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We've gone snowshoeing twice with Karen from Outspire and have loved it both times. She provides all the equipment we need, and is great at helping us chose a hike that's appropriate for our level of ability. Because she's a biologist, Karen can really help explain the ecosystems we see on our snowshoe trips, which adds so much to our enjoyment. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2013
Thank David S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing also viewed


Been to Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing